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I’ve rounded up FOUR mechanical forex strategies right here to see how they performed recently. Take a look!

I’ve got a neat systems snapshot table for their latest performance down below, but keep in mind that the time periods and some trading assumptions vary among my fellow FX-men.

HLHB Trend-Catcher System

The Huck Loves Her Bucks mechanical system uses a simple EMA cross method, combined with the RSI and ADX indicators, to catch short-term trends on the 1-hour charts of EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and USD/JPY.

In this week’s update, Huck details how closing one trade from an open position from the previous week yielded a nice 185-pip (+0.62%) gain for her trend-catcher. Read more.

SMA Crossover Pullback

Robopip’s newbie-friendly SMA Crossover Pullback trading system is as simple as its name suggests. This strategy features an SMA crossover method to gauge the trend and a stochastic pullback entry signal on the 1-hour charts of EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and EUR/JPY.

This mech system saw another shaky week as it got caught up in new crossovers and early exits.

All three pairs I’m watching snagged losses, ending up with a 275-pip or 1.83% dent overall. A couple of positions on the euro pairs have been freshly opened. Read more.

Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0

This Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 is one of Robopip’s newest creations and is currently being tested on range-bound pairs like CAD/CHF and USD/CAD.

This mean reversion system had one of its better runs, even though it only caught a few signals on both pairs. CAD/CHF, in particular, caught a pretty huge win and put the system up by 98.5 pips or 1.97% for the week. Read more.

Inside Bar Momentum Strategy 2.0

Another tried-and-tested system is Robopip’s Inside Bar Momentum Strategy 2.0 which monitors purely candlestick price action, free of any technical indicators, on the 4-hour charts of GBP/JPY and USD/JPY.

This strategy saw plenty of inside bar patterns but only a few valid signals came up for Guppy. Unfortunately, its early losses were much larger than its sole win, yielding a 37-pip loss in total. Read more.

Forex Systems Summary

Mechanical Trading System Time Period P/L in pips P/L in %
HLHB Trend-Catcher System Apr. 13 – 17 +185 +0.62
SMA Crossover Pullback System Apr. 7 – 14 -275 -1.83
Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 Apr. 2 – 16 +98.5 +1.97
Inside Bar Momentum Strategy Apr. 4 – 17 -37

Check out how these trading systems fared in the previous Forex Mechanical Systems Showcase!